Monday, May 22, 2017

Vivandière with the Louisiana Tigers in New Orleans, 1861

The battalion's Vivandière

The Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Va.): September 19, 1861

Arrest of a New Orleans vivandiere.
The Memphis Avalanche of the 11th inst. contains the following in relation to the arrest of a vivandiere in that city:

‘ It seems that some of the Louisiana Regiments have vivandieres attached to them, and their services in Virginia have been spoken of in the highest terms. One of these devoted women, named Helen Voskius, of about twenty years, who accompanied her regiment to Virginia, arrived here yesterday. Her hair was plaited, and her jaunty cap, bloomer pants and close fitting coat, rendered her the observed of all observes. Everybody could see that she was a woman, and some of our police, not being acquainted with such a uniform for the gentler sex, arrested her. She was taken to the station house, the matter explained and Capt. Klink at once set her at liberty. We are sorry that the lovely vivandiere should have been incommoded, and on the part of our citizens generally beg leave to offer our best apology. 

Police Never Asked For Surveillance Video From Bar Seth Rich Was Last Spotted Hours Before His Murder

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 Murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich

A manager of the Washington, D.C., bar where Democratic National Committee worker Seth Rich was last spotted hours before he was shot and killed last summer told WND that D.C. police officers never interviewed the bar’s staff or requested any evidence from the bar, including the bar’s surveillance video from that night, as part of an investigation into Rich’s murder.

The revelation backs up a claim made by a private investigator who worked on the case who said D.C. police were told to “stand down” on the investigation.

WND also can report that the investigator recently was ordered to “cease and desist” his work on the murder case.

“The police never asked for the surveillance video from that night,” a manager of Lou’s City Bar told WND.

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California lawmakers discover single payer would cost twice as much as the state budget

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It's a whole heck of a lot more money than exists in California's state budget currently. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California is a big state with a nearly $200 billion annual budget. It's also a liberal state, where some lawmakers want to create a universal single-payer healthcare system.

Today, they got an estimate from the state's legislative analysts of how much such a system would cost: $400 billion per year. 

Russia collusion video surfaces. The president can no longer deny it !

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"Baizuo" Is The New Derogatory Term Millions Of Chinese Are Using To Describe America's "White Left" Regressive Liberals

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 America's "White Left" Regressive Liberals, definition of:
 Baizuo is used generally to describe those who “only care about topics such as immigration, minorities, LGBT and the environment” and “have no sense of real problems in the real world”; they are hypocritical humanitarians who advocate for peace and equality only to “satisfy their own feeling of moral superiority”; they are “obsessed with political correctness” to the extent that they “tolerate backwards Islamic values for the sake of multiculturalism”; they believe in the welfare state that “benefits only the idle and the free riders”; they are the “ignorant and arrogant westerners” who “pity the rest of the world and think they are saviours”.

After the last election, the far-left in our society became a laughing stock. The social justice warriors, the progressives, the regressive left; whatever you want to call them, they became a joke after Trump was elected. And it wasn’t because they lost the election. It was because of how they reacted to losing. We all witnessed what amounted to a nationwide temper tantrum on November 9th. 

And in the weeks that followed, it became apparent that these people aren’t just childish. They are freaking insane.

Judge presiding over 'El Chapo's' case shot, killed while jogging outside home

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Mexican army soldiers escort drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to a helicopter to be transported to a maximum security prison at Mexicos Attorney Generals hangar, in Mexico City, on Jan. 8. Photo: Eduardo Verdugo /Associated Press / AP

The judge who presided over Sinaloa Cartel drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s case was shot in the head while jogging outside of his home Monday near Mexico City, according to media reports.

Judge Vicente Bermudez Zacarias, 37, was the judge presiding over Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s case, according to SDP Noticias. Zacarias lived in Metepec, which is 45 miles west of Mexico City.

SDP Noticias reported that the person who shot Zacarias fled the scene. Zacarias later died at the hospital in Metepec.

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TWO EXPLOSIONS Went off at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on Monday night.

SEVERAL FATALITIES REPORTED — And many others were injured in the blasts.
A recent photo shows PILES OF BODIES on the Arena floor.

The bodies and body parts are seen laying on the floor
The Manchster arena holds 21,000 people.

  ISIS linked news channels now praising the explosions.


Mary Fahl sang the beautiful song, “Going Home,” for the movie Gods and Generals. Such lyrics and tune that reached into my Southern psyche as to remind me of what the fight was all about.
They say there’s a place where dreams have all gone
They never said where but I think I know
It’s miles through the night just over the dawn
On the road that will take me home
I know in my bones, I’ve been here before
The ground feels the same though the land’s been torn
I’ve a long way to go the stars tell me so
On this road that will take me home
And when I pass by, don’t lead me astray
Don’t try to stop me, don’t stand in my way
I’m bound for the hills where cool waters flow
On this road that will take me home
I often treat books in a way I treat old, favorite, movies (picture shows) that I watch over and over, over the years, I reread them.

Sara Netanyahu to Melania Trump: Majority of Israelis love us, unlike the media. We have very much in common.

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Will Mitch Landrieu want to rename LSU football team, too?

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I am saddened that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, probably motivated by his own “lost cause” of not joining a Hillary Clinton administration, is busy pulling down historic monuments.

After he takes down the statues of General Andrew Jackson and every other antebellum slave owner, and renames every municipal roadway and faubourg named for an antebellum slave owner, he can then spread his program of social Marxism statewide. How? By getting LSU to change the nickname of its sports teams from “Fighting Tigers” to ... what would the mayor be familiar with? ... I’ve got it, “Panhandlers”

Presuming the mayor is not entirely up on Louisiana history, let me explain the origin of the name “Fighting Tigers.” Charles E. Coates served LSU from 1893-1939, retiring as Dean of the College of Pure and Applied Science. Here is an excerpt from LSU Alumni News, Oct. 1937, entitled “How The Tigers Got Their Name,” where Coates explained the origin of the nickname: “It was the custom at that time, for some occult reason, to call football teams by the names of vicious animals; the Yale Bulldogs and the Princeton Tigers, for example. This is still the vogue. It struck me that purple and gold looked Tigerish enough and I suggested that we choose “Louisiana Tigers,” all in conference with the boys. The Louisiana Tigers had represented the state in the Civil War and had been known for their hard fighting. This name was applied collectively to the New Orleans Zouaves, the Donaldsonville Cannoniers, and to a number of other Louisiana companies sent to Virginia, who seemed to have the faculty of getting into the hardest part of the fighting and staying there, most of them permanently. One company I knew of went in 200 strong; only 28 returned and many of these were wounded. So, "Louisiana Tigers" went into the New Orleans papers and became our permanent possession.

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North Carolina: Redistricting: Keep suing until the Democrats win

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All nine justices agreed that one of the two seats in question -- North Carolina's 1st Congressional District -- was created based on impermissible racial criteria. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
The federal courts' essentially incoherent jurisprudence on racial gerrymandering and the creation of majority-minority districts became even more so with today's Supreme Court ruling invalidating two of North Carolina's congressional districts.

All nine justices agreed that one of the two seats in question — North Carolina's 1st Congressional District — was created based on impermissible racial criteria. The reason that even the dissenting justices concurred in this part of the decision is that state legislative leaders made the mistake of openly saying they were deliberately creating this district as a 51 percent black-majority district in order to get preclearance from the Obama administration's Justice Department.

So this is the point of greatest agreement: All nine justices were on the same page that the easiest way to violate Section Two of the Voting Rights Act is to try very hard to follow it. (The 1st District, by the way, is not especially weird-shaped, drawn almost entirely along county lines.)

NY Times Reporter Never Saw ‘Comey Memo,’ And Source Didn’t Have Memo Either

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Williams asks, “Why is it that the Times has the story, but not the memo?”

Schmidt, talking about the memo/s says, “and someone who had seen them recounted details to me.”

So wait, not only hasn’t he, Schmidt, even seen the memos. But the person he’s talking with doesn’t even have them. That person is ‘recounting details’ that he remembers.

Are you kidding me? This is due diligence? This is journalism? This is what has people screaming impeachment?

This is media saying anything, using anything they feel like, reliable or not, real or not for serving their agenda.

As Jason Chaffetz says produce the memo. Or shut up.

Until you do, there is nothing but three degrees of hearsay going on here….

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Conservatives Will Love It. Moderates Will Probably Hate It’ — Trump’s Budget Features $1.7 Tril. In Entitlement Cuts

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As Donald Trump continues his first overseas trip as president, his White House staff is expected to announce a new budget proposal featuring $1.7 trillion in cuts to mandatory entitlement programs.

The plan, which White House officials told Axios will come Tuesday, will reportedly place an “emphasis on work requirements for able-bodied people” receiving benefits from programs including but not limited to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

Mississippi Republican says leaders removing Confederate monuments ‘should be lynched’

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A Republican Mississippi state representative is facing backlash after he wrote on Facebook that the Louisiana leaders behind the removal of historic Confederate monuments in New Orleans should be “lynched.”

State Rep. Karl Oliver made the controversial comment after a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee on Friday became the last of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans to be removed under a 2015 City Council vote.

“The destruction of these monuments, erected in the loving memory of our family and fellow Southern Americans, is both heinous and horrific,” Mr. Oliver wrote Saturday evening, The Clarion-Ledger reported.

“If the, and I use this term extremely loosely, ‘leadership’ of Louisiana wishes to, in a Nazi-ish fashion, burn books or destroy historical monuments of OUR HISTORY, they should be LYNCHED!” he wrote. “Let it be known, I will do all in my power to prevent this from happening in our State.”

Why Robert Mueller should resign as special counsel

Robert Mueller has a serious conflict of interest that should disqualify him from serving as special counsel.

He has had a long and close relationship with someone who will surely become a pivotal witness -James Comey.

No one doubts Mueller's sterling credentials.  That is not the issue. He is eminently qualified.  The problem arises in his duty to fairly and objectively evaluate the evidence he gathers.

How can Americans have confidence in the results if they know the special counsel may harbor a conspicuous bias?  They cannot.  The conflict inevitably discredits whatever conclusion is reached.  It renders the entire investigatory exercise suspect, and it only elevates the controversy surrounding it.  
For this reason, Mueller should not serve as special counsel.

Conflict Defined 

Lessons From New Orleans

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The League of the South has spent years warning about Southern cultural genocide.

Unlike our friends in the Southern heritage movement, Southern Nationalists do not believe we can coexist in a multiracial democracy. We do not believe we can preserve our Southern heritage while becoming a racial and cultural minority in our own lands. In every society, someone always rules. In the past, we ruled ourselves and erected public monuments to our forefathers. Today, we have decamped to the suburbs and have turned over the keys of our great cities to the negro.

As the Robert E. Lee monument comes down in New Orleans, I have compiled a list of the lessons we have learned from this episode. This is a verdict on multiracial democracy.

1.) Dylann Roof Didn’t Cause This